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Myrna Loy was an American actress who was one of the most popular and well-known stars of the 1930s and 1940s. She was known for her roles in films such as The Thin Man, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Best Years of Our Lives. She was also a successful singer and dancer. She was married twice and had two children. She died in 1993 at the age of 88. Her net worth at the time of her death was estimated to be around $10 million.

Popular As Myrna Adele Williams (Queen of Hollywood, The Perfect Wife, Queen of the Movies, Minnie)
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 2 August 1905
Birthday 2 August
Birthplace Radersburg, Montana, USA
Date of death 14 December, 1993
Died Place New York City, New York, USA
Nationality USA

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Myrna Loy Height, Weight & Measurements

At 88 years old, Myrna Loy height is 5' 6" (1.68 m) .

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Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Who Is Myrna Loy's Husband?

Her husband is Howland Hill Sargeant (1 June 1951 - 31 May 1960) ( divorced), Gene Markey (3 January 1946 - 21 August 1950) ( divorced), John Daniel Hertz Jr. (6 June 1942 - 21 August 1944) ( divorced), Arthur Hornblow Jr. (27 June 1936 - 1 June 1942) ( divorced)

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Husband Howland Hill Sargeant (1 June 1951 - 31 May 1960) ( divorced), Gene Markey (3 January 1946 - 21 August 1950) ( divorced), John Daniel Hertz Jr. (6 June 1942 - 21 August 1944) ( divorced), Arthur Hornblow Jr. (27 June 1936 - 1 June 1942) ( divorced)
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Myrna Loy Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Myrna Loy worth at the age of 88 years old? Myrna Loy’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Myrna Loy's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)$3 .50
A Connecticut Yankee (1931)$1,500 /week
The Thin Man (1934)$1,500 /week
To Mary - with Love (1936)$3,000 /week
The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)$100 .000
So Goes My Love (1946)$150 .000
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)$100,000
The Red Pony (1949)$200 .000
Lonelyhearts (1958)$25 .000

Myrna Loy Social Network




One of a handful of great movie stars never nominated for an acting Oscar, she received an honorary Academy Award in 1991.


Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center in 1988.


In honor of Myrna Loy, a poem was created called, Montana Women, which was read at the celebration of her 86th birthday.


Her last film was in 1981 called Summer Solstice (1981).


Attended Venice High School in Los Angeles, where a statue of her stands (on the front lawn). The same school was featured in the original Grease (1978), American History X (1998) and in The Chemical Brothers' and Britney Spears' music videos ("Elektrobank" and "Baby one more time", respectively).


She made her Broadway debut in the 1973 revival of "The Women".


The 1970s found her in TV movies, not theatrical productions.


By the 1960s the parts had all but dried up as producers and directors looked elsewhere for talent.

In 1960, she appeared in Midnight Lace (1960) and was not in another until 1969 in The April Fools (1969).


Her Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) co-star, Jeanne Crain, died exactly ten years to the day after Myrna.


For five years (1949-1954) she served as a film advisor for UNESCO.


Men-Must-Marry-Myrna Clubs were formed due to her portrayal as The Perfect Wife (The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)).


In 1939, Myrna had a narrow escape when her horse bolted during the filming of The Rains Came (1939) with Tyrone Power; she was nearly killed.


She was popular enough that, in 1936, she was named Queen of the Movies and Clark Gable the king in a nationwide poll of movie goers. Her popularity was at its zenith. She continued to make films through the 40s and 50s but the roles were fewer and fewer.


After The Thin Man (1934), Myrna would appear in five more in the series. Myrna was a big box-office draw.


One was in the The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), and the other as Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934) with William Powell. Most agreed that the Thin Man series would never have been successful without Myrna. Her witty perception of situations gave her the image that one could not pull a fast one over on the no-nonsense Mrs. Charles.


Her profile was the most requested in the 1930s by women to their plastic surgeons.


Finally, in 1927, she received star billing in Bitter Apples (1927). The excitement was short lived as she returned to the usual smaller roles afterward. Myrna would take any role that would give her exposure and showcase the talent she felt was being wasted. It seemed that she would play one vamp after another. She wanted something better. Finally her contract ran out with Warner and she signed with MGM where she got two meaty roles.


In 1926, Myrna appeared in the Warner Brothers film called Satan in Sables (1925) which, at long last, landed her a contract.

Her first appearance as a contract player was The Caveman (1926) where she played a maid. Although she was typecast over and over again as a vamp, Myrna continued to stay busy with small parts.


Her first film was a small part in the production of What Price Beauty? (1925).

Later, she appeared the same year in Pretty Ladies (1925) along with Joan Crawford. She was one of the few stars that would start in the silent movies and make a successful transition into the sound era. In her silent films, Myrna would appear as a Theda Bara-like, exotic, femme fatale. Later in the sound era, she would become a refined, wholesome character. Unable to land a contract with MGM, she continued to appear in small, bit roles, nothing that one could really call acting.


After graduating from high school in 1923, Myrna got a job dancing in the chorus during the prologue for The Ten Commandments at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.


At Venice High school, in the middle of a small rose garden, is a larger-than-life-size statue of actress Myrna Loy. And it was made years before Myrna appeared in a single movie. Actually, it isn't a particularly good likeness of Miss Loy. Standing atop a stone pedestal, back arched, the short-haired figure is semi-nude (wearing only a thin gown which leaves little to the imagination), with one arm raised in a dramatic pose. All three statues were modeled by Venice High students, and the trio are meant to depict the "Mental," "Physical" and "Spiritual." According to the bronze plaque on the east side of the pedestal, the statues were erected in 1921, which means that Myrna Loy (then named Myrna Williams) was only 16 years old when she posed for the "Spiritual" statue - long before she became a celebrity.


In 1918, her father died in the Spanish Flu epidemic, and Myrna, her mom, and brother moved to LA.


Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, 1905 in Helena, Montana, to Adelle Mae (Johnson) and David Franklin Williams. Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, a rancher, was the youngest person ever elected to the Montana State legislature. When she was thirteen, Myrna's father died of influenza, and the rest of the family moved to Los Angeles. She was educated in L. A. and the Westlake School for Girls where she caught the acting bug. She started at the age of 15 when she appeared in local stage productions in order to help support her family. Some of the stage plays were held in the now famous Grauman's Theater in Hollywood. Mrs. Rudolph Valentino happened to be in the audience one night who managed to pull some strings to get Myrna some parts in the motion picture industry.